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Miami Marlins morning news: Fernandez happy to start season

After an off-season full of headlines and trade rumors, Miami's ace is ready to get back to work. Plus links on Fernandez's innings limit and the battle for the back of the rotation spots.

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Marlins News

Despite the numerous sources of controversy over the winter, Jose Fernandez hasn't let any of it phase him and he can't wait for the season to begin. Of course, the goal is finally making the playoffs.

Although there is still to be a firm plan in place regarding Fernandez's innings limit, the plan will be set before Opening Day after talking extensively with the ace's doctors.

Learn more about the Marlins' new analytics man, Jason Pare, from a writer who covers the Blue Jays.

Find out how David Schoenfield ranks the Marlins, how Miami's hitters are betting on Barry Bonds, and how Adam Conley feels about the upcoming season.

Joe Frisaro has compiled a full roster projection, including the lineup, rotation and bullpen for the upcoming 2016 season.

Around the League

Dexter Fowler is another free agent name that has been linked to the Baltimore Orioles. Rumors surrounding Yovani Gallardo and the club are also still swirling.

The San Francisco Giants were one of the most active teams this off-season, and it has Madison Bumgarner excited about the team's prospects

Former Marlins All-Star Hanley Ramirez has reported to Spring Training early as he prepares to change position, again.

The Rockies face a dilemma concerning Jose Reyes and his criminal charges, and whether the league will suspend him. This could result in Colorado passing up on free agents such as Ian Desmond.